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Mitt Romney , Willard Mitt Romney , George Romney, Mitt Romney - USA News in Politics

Born in Michigan on March 12, 1947, Willard Mitt Romney founded the investment firm Bain Capital and later ran for the Massachusetts Senate in 1994, losing to incumbent Ted Kennedy. Romney took over the Salt Lake Organizing Committee and helmed a successful 2002 Olympic Games. He became governor of Massachusetts in 2003 and made a run for the Republican nomination in the 2008 election, losing to candidate John McCain. Romney made a second run for the U.S. presidency in 2012, with U.S. Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate, but was ultimately defeated by President Barack Obama in a tight race.

Willard Mitt Romney attended the prestigious Cranbrook School before receiving his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in 1971. He attended Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, and received both a law degree and a Master of Business Administration degree in 1975.Continue reading

Elizabeth Warren - USA Politics News Today

Elizabeth Warren was born in Oklahoma City on 22 June 1949. Elizabeth Warren attended George Washington University, 1966-1968; graduated University of Houston, B.S., 1970; graduated Rutgers University, J.D., 1976; elementary school teacher; lawyer; law professor; bankruptcy analyst; chair, Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 2008-2010; special assistant to President Barack Obama for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 2010-2011; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 2012 for the term ending January 3, 2019.

The people who recruited Elizabeth to her teaching jobs, including Ronald Reagan’s former Solicitor General, all confirm: they hired her because she was an award-winning legal scholar and professor and they were unaware of her family’s heritage.Continue reading

Patrick Michael Shanahan , Patrick Shanahan , Patrick M. Shanahan - US NEWS

Patrick Michael Shanahan (Patrick Shanahan) was born on 27 June 1962. Shanahan’s father, Mike, was a Vietnam veteran who served in the U.S. Army. At an October 2017 event celebrating the release of the documentary “The Vietnam War,” Shanahan said that “growing up, my understanding of the war came from my dad, his friends and the few stories they would share.”

Patrick Shanahan most recently served as Boeing senior vice president, Supply Chain & Operations. A Washington state native, Mr. Shanahan joined Boeing in 1986 and spent over three decades with the company.Continue reading

Orrin Hatch - Orrin Grant Hatch - USA Politics News

Orrin Hatch (Orrin Grant Hatch) was born on March 22, 1934 to Jesse and Helen Hatch. One of Senator Hatch’s particularly noteworthy achievements on the Judiciary Committee is the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993—a bill he co-authored with the late Senator Ted Kennedy.

Over more than four decades of public service, Senator Orrin Hatch has established himself as a leading conservative voice in the United States Senate. As the upper chamber’s most senior Republican, he currently serves as President Pro Tempore and as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. In this capacity, he has fought to create jobs and strengthen the economy by reforming the tax code and opening up foreign markets to American exports.Continue reading

Marc Lamont Hill - US News

Marc Lamont Hill was born on 17 December 1978. Marc Lamont Hill an American, a renowned scholar, journalist and social commentator grew up in North Philadelphia and attended Temple University. Hill received his undergraduate degree from Temple in 2000, and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the intersections between media, culture, politics and education.

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is one of the leading intellectual voices in the country. An activist, social critic, and one of the nation’s most notable African American leaders, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is among a new generation of public intellectuals who move with equal ease between Faculty Row and Fraternity Row, “the street” and Main Street.Continue reading

William Pelham Barr - William P Barr - USA News Headline Today

William Barr (William P. Barr) was born on 23 May 1950. William P. Barr was attorney general from 1991 to 1993 under President George H.W. Bush. Continue with William Barr Biography and Profiile.Continue reading

Heather Nauert - US News Headline Today

Heather Nauert was born on 27 January 1970. Heather Ann Nauert is an American journalist and government official serving as Spokesperson for the United States Department of State since April 24, 2017, appointed by President Donald Trump.

She is a former ABC News correspondent as well as a past news presenter on the Fox News program Fox & Friends.

As a journalist, Nauert covered the 9/11 terror attacks, the war in Iraq and four presidential elections.Continue reading

Jeb Bush - USA Politics

Born on February 11, 1953, in Midland, Texas, Jeb Bush is the son of George H.W. Bush, the 41st U.S. president, and the brother of George W. Bush, the 43rd U.S. president. Jeb Bush moved up the ranks in Florida politics in the 1980s and ’90s before securing the state’s governorship in 1998. The Republican remained as Florida’s governor until 2007. The following year, many speculated that he’d run for the U.S. Senate, but that did not occur. In June 2015, Bush announced his run for the U.S. presidency, only to bow out in February 2016.

Bush left Texas and moved to Florida in the early 1980s to work as a real estate developer and broker. In 1987 and 1988, he held his first government post, serving as Florida’s secretary of commerce. Bush made his first run for public office as the Republican candidate for the state’s governorship in 1994. He lost the election by a small margin to Governor Lawton Chiles. Bush, however, was victorious on his second try in 1998.Continue reading

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador - Lopez Obrador - Mexico Politics Today HEadline

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was born on 13 November 1953 to a family of modest means in the southeastern state of Tabasco. Lopez Obrador worked for the state’s indigenous affairs bureau in the 1970s. As a boy in the state of Tabasco, he played center field on the local baseball team and sold imported U.S. clothes at his father’s store. It was the 1960s, and some of his friends thought López Obrador might join Mexico’s burgeoning business community.

In his early 20s, López Obrador took a job working with an indigenous group called the Chontal Maya, some of Mexico’s poorest people, who happened to be sitting atop billions of dollars in untapped petroleum. The unfairness enraged him. He lived in a dirt-floor shack and slept on a hammock with his young wife. He cultivated a group of activists, poets and disaffected oilmen, meeting late in the night.Continue reading

Barbara Bush - United State News Today

Former first lady Barbara Bush, wife of President George H.W. Bush and mother of President George W. Bush, founded the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. Barbara Bush — the only woman besides Abigail Adams to be both a wife and a mother to a president of the United States — was born in New York City on June 8, 1925.

In 1945 she married George H.W. Bush, who became vice president in 1981 and president in 1989, the same year she started the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.

In 2001 her son George W. Bush was inaugurated president. The former first lady passed away at her home in Houston, Texas, on April 17, 2018.Continue reading

George H.W. Bush, George Herbert Walker Bush - United State Politics

George Herbert Walker Bush (George H.W. Bush) was born on June 12, 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts, to Dorothy Walker Bush and Prescott Bush, a banker who went on to represent Connecticut in the U.S. Senate from 1952 to 1963. The younger Bush was raised in Greenwich, Connecticut, and graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, in 1942.

George Herbert Walker Bush served as the 41st U.S. president from 1989 to 1993. He also was a two-term U.S. vice president under Ronald Reagan, from 1981 to 1989. Bush, a World War II naval aviator and Texas oil industry executive, began his political career in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1967. During the 1970s, he held a variety of government posts, including CIA director. In 1988, Bush defeated Democratic rival Michael Dukakis to win the White House. In office, he launched successful military operations against Panama and Iraq; however, his popularity at home was marred by an economic recession, and in 1992 he lost his bid for re-election to Bill Clinton. In 2000, Bush’s son and namesake was elected the 43rd U.S. president; he served until 2009.Continue reading

Dawn Butler - UK Politics Today

Dawn Butler was born 3 November 1969 to expats from Jamaica, and is one of six children. She worked on a market stall and in a bakery in her youth but started her career as a computer programmer/systems analyst and then working as a trade unionist. Her desire to enter politics came from a deep rooted commitment to address inequality.

Elected as the Member of Parliament for Brent South on 5 May 2005 Dawn’s maiden speech described her constituency as a “shining example of integration at its best”. Dawn became the first elected African-Caribbean woman to become a Government Minister in the UK.

Dawn ran a hugely successful campaign in 2015 and won Brent Central with a majority of nearly 20,000 – giving the largest vote swing in Britain at that election. She was again successful in the 2017 election, winning 73.1% of the vote.Continue reading

Marcia Louise Fudge - Marcia Fudge - USA Politics Today

Marcia Fudge was born on 29 October 1952. Marcia Louise Fudge an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Ohio’s 11th congressional district since 2008. A member of the Democratic Party, Marcia Fudge won a special election to succeed Stephanie Tubbs Jones, who died in office.

Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge is a committed public servant who brings a hard-working, problem-solving spirit to Congress and to the task of creating jobs, protecting safety net programs, and improving access to quality public education, health care and healthy foods. First elected in 2008, she represents the people of the 11th Congressional District of Ohio.Continue reading

Kyrsten Sinema - USA POLITICS HEADLINES TODAY

Born on 12 July 1976 in Tucson, Kyrsten Sinema went through some tough times growing up. Kyrsten family struggled to make ends meet, and for a while they were even homeless. But they got by thanks to family, church, and hard work. Kyrsten’s childhood experience showed her the power of hard work and the importance of helping others. Kyrsten knows firsthand the challenges everyday Arizonans face.

Education was Kyrsten’s ticket to a better life. With the help of student loans, academic scholarships, and financial aid, she went to BYU and then ASU, where she now teaches as a proud Sun Devil.

After graduating, she worked with students and families in Arizona who faced some of the same challenges she did. Kyrsten’s commitment to service led her to the Arizona Legislature, where she passed a law to help veterans get in–state tuition at all Arizona public universities, cracked down on sex trafficking, and advocated for children’s health care and education.Continue reading

Nita Sue Melnikoff Lowey , Nita Lowey - USA POLITICS

Nita Lowey was born on 5 July 1937. Nita M. Lowey is also the first woman to lead either party on the powerful House Appropriations Committee. Nita Lowey was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1988 and served in the Democratic Leadership in 2001 and 2002 as the first woman and the first New Yorker to chair the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Lowey has been described as “courageous” by The New York Times, “terrific” by Newsday, and one of “New York’s key Members of Congress” by the New York Daily News. The Journal News called Lowey “one of the most influential Members of Congress.”Continue reading

Deb Haaland - USA Politics Headlines Today

Deb Haaland was born on December 2, 1960, Winslow, Arizona, where her grandfather worked on the railroad — as part of a federal government policy of “cultural assimilation” for native Americans. She comes from a military family: father JD “Dutch” Haaland was a decorated Marine and her mother Mary served in the Navy.

Deb Haaland is a survivor: she is a single mother who struggled with alcoholism and once had to apply for food stamps to put meals on the table.Continue reading

Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi - Nancy Pelosi - USA POLITICS

Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro Pelosi (Nancy Pelosi) was born on 26 March 1940. For 31 years, Leader Pelosi has represented San Francisco, California’s 12th District, in Congress. She has led House Democrats for more than 16 years and previously served as House Democratic Whip.

Under the leadership of Pelosi, the 111th Congress was heralded as “one of the most productive Congresses in history” by Congressional scholar Norman Ornstein. President Barack Obama called Speaker Pelosi “an extraordinary leader for the American people,” and the Christian Science Monitor wrote: “…make no mistake: Nancy Pelosi is the most powerful woman in American politics and the most powerful House Speaker since Sam Rayburn a half century ago.”Continue reading